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Aphasia Access Conversations

How We’re Reducing Communication Barriers

Aphasia Access Conversations brings you the latest aphasia resources, tips, and aha moments from Life Participation professionals who deliver way more than stroke and aphasia facts. Topics include aphasia group treatment ideas, communication access strategies, plus ways for growing awareness and funds for your group aphasia therapy program. This podcast is produced by Aphasia Access.

Aug 29, 2019

Deborah Hersh, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. She is a Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia and Deputy Chair of the Australian Aphasia Association. Deborah is interested in how people with aphasia experience rehabilitation and how SLPs can make their recovery journey more person-centered, inclusive and successful.

During this episode, Dr. Katie Strong, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Central Michigan University talks with Dr. Hersh about Meeting in the Middle: Augmenting Person-Centeredness in Acute and Sub-Acute Post-stroke Aphasia. Material from today’s episode was first presented at the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston, MA.

In today’s episode you will:

  • Hear the analogy of ‘therapy in transit’ as applied to acute and subacute aphasia care and how LPAA applies to participation in hospital settings
  • Learn how therapeutic assessment differs from traditional assessment
  • Expand your collaborative skills through the SMARTER goal setting framework
  • Learn how to approach discharge in a collaborative manner  

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